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The high speed express trains from Trenitalia get you across Italy in hours

Why train travel in Italy beats driving and bus tours

We have explored Europe on a Eurail pass when we were younger and were able to see more without the stress of driving or the inflexibility of a group tour so when we had to choose between hiring a car and train travel in Italy, the benefits of rail outweighed the freedom of a hire car...

Truffle hunting in Tuscany with Alessandro from Siena Tartfufi

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany is Not to be Missed

Easily the most incredible experience we discovered in Italy’s Tuscany was truffle hunting with one beautiful Labrador and a Lagotto Romagnolo, a local breed renowned for its ability to sniff out prime Tuscan black truffles. What if we told you we had found a unique travel experience that...

A summer escape to Governors Island, New York

Governors Island is New York City’s best-kept secret. If you haven’t enjoyed lounging in a field of hammocks, sipping local craft beers, watching live bands and having one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty all at once, you’re doing New York wrong. For a budget-friendly summer’s...

The essential guide to the Temples of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan 101 It’s a name you probably won’t get right no matter how many times you try. But it’s not just the name you’ll struggle with. Everything you think you know about Teotihuacan is wrong. The site isn’t Mayan. The ruins aren’t Inca. They aren’t even Aztec. They aren’t Pyramids;...

Xochimilco – an unmissable Mexican experience

Xochimilco, Mexico City’s floating market of colorful gondola-like boats has been on enough travel documentaries to risk being a tourist trap. Instead, it was a refreshing window into Mexican family life and culture. Xochimilco is actually so much more than the canals and islands you may...

Five Years in New York

This week marks our fifth year as permanent residents – aliens – legal aliens living in New York City. New York was never on the cards. It was a big, scary metropolis where all the joggers run into dead bodies in parks, and gangs roam the streets – or at least that’s...